Subaru engineering guru Yoichi Hori has revealed the company could eventually phase out six-cylinder engines.

Subaru engineering guru Yoichi Hori has revealed the company could eventually phase out six-cylinder engines.

Speaking to Car Advice, Hori noted sales of six-cylinder engines are decreasing across the world. He went on to say that in the future many companies will probably use smaller displacement engines with turbochargers or hybrid technology.

Hori didn't explicitly say the company was planning to drop six-cylinder engines but he noted a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine should be "enough" to power their larger models. The engineer also stated Subaru's small size means they can't offer as many engines as their competitors, especially on the diesel front. As a result, the company could offer multiple tunes of the same engine with some geared for fuel efficiency while others are geared for performance.

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